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In This Issue

• Development of French

• La journée internationale de la Francophonie

• Bourrer le crâne

• Pain au chocolat vs chocolatine

• Possessive Adjectives Quiz

• débarrasser - Mot du jour

Evolution of French

French is a Romance language, but it has a number of characteristics that set it apart from the other members of its linguistic family. Here is an extremely simplified synopsis of its development.

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Celebrate the International Day of Francophonie on 20 March by learning about a few of the dozens of French-speaking countries.


Bourrer le crâne

I promise not to brainwash you in this lesson about the French expression bourrer le crâne.

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Depending who you're talking to, those lovely little pastries filled with chocolate might be called pains au chocolat or chocolatines. This tasty debate has finally been settled once and for all - at least in theory. Find out more in this short, fun video with interactive subtitles.


Test yourself on French possessive adjectives with L'anniversaire de Thomas, or review the lesson.

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Today's mot du jour is débarrasser. Support Lawless French to read the lesson.

Learn a word a day

Features related to upcoming holidays and events in the French-speaking world:

• International Francophonie Day (20 mars)

• French vocab for Passover (19 avril)

• French vocab for Easter (21 avril)

French holidays and celebrations